Framework for the Security Component of an Ada DBMS.

David L. Spooner, Arthur M. Keller, Gio Wiederhold, John Salasin, Deborah Heystek: Framework for the Security Component of an Ada DBMS. VLDB 1986: 347-354
  author    = {David L. Spooner and
               Arthur M. Keller and
               Gio Wiederhold and
               John Salasin and
               Deborah Heystek},
  editor    = {Wesley W. Chu and
               Georges Gardarin and
               Setsuo Ohsuga and
               Yahiko Kambayashi},
  title     = {Framework for the Security Component of an Ada DBMS},
  booktitle = {VLDB'86 Twelfth International Conference on Very Large Data Bases,
               August 25-28, 1986, Kyoto, Japan, Proceedings},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1986},
  isbn      = {0-934613-18-4},
  pages     = {347-354},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/SpoonerKWSH86.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/86},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


This paper discusses a framework for the design of a security component for a secure Ada database management system (DBMS). It is part of a development effort to produce prototype technologies for the World Wide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS) Information System (WIS). In this paper we present a series of criteria for evaluating database security approaches. We develop the high-level framework for the security component of a DBMS and illustrate how it can support several alternative security models, which we compare using these criteria. The security enforced by the DBMS relies an appropriate security mechanisms enforced by the operating systems for operating system objects, such as files, used by the DBMS. We also present the security barrier or filter as an alternative or adjunct to the notion of a trusted computer base.

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Wesley W. Chu, Georges Gardarin, Setsuo Ohsuga, Yahiko Kambayashi (Eds.): VLDB'86 Twelfth International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, August 25-28, 1986, Kyoto, Japan, Proceedings. Morgan Kaufmann 1986, ISBN 0-934613-18-4
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Dorothy E. Denning: Cryptography and Data Security. Addison-Wesley 1982
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Fred J. Friedman, Bill R. Brykczynski: ADA/SQL: A Standard, Portable ADA-DBMS Interface. ICDE 1986: 515-522 BibTeX
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James B. Rothnie Jr., Philip A. Bernstein, Stephen Fox, Nathan Goodman, Michael Hammer, Terry A. Landers, Christopher L. Reeve, David W. Shipman, Eugene Wong: Introduction to a System for Distributed Databases (SDD-1). ACM Trans. Database Syst. 5(1): 1-17(1980) BibTeX
David L. Spooner, Ehud Gudes: A Unifying Approach to the Design of a Secure Database Operating System. IEEE Trans. Software Eng. 10(3): 310-319(1984) BibTeX

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  1. Joachim Biskup, Hans Hermann Brüggemann: The Personal Model of Data - Towards a Privacy Oriented Information System (Extended Abstract). ICDE 1989: 348-355
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